The IOD’s 2019 Krumm Lecture to Feature the Award-Winning Film INTELLIGENT LIVES

March 26, 2019

Intelligent Lives movie poster

On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, the Institute on Disability, in partnership with the MUB and the NH Challenge, will host a free screening of INTELLIGENT LIVES as a part of the Janet Krumm Disability & Media Lecture Series at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH. This free event is open to the public and UNH community to see Dan Habib’s latest award-winning film followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.

INTELLIGENT LIVES is a catalyst to transform the label of intellectual disability from a life sentence of isolation into a life of possibility for the most systematically segregated people in America. It tells the stories of three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities – Micah, Naieer, and Naomie – who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Academy Award-winning actor and narrator Chris Cooper contextualizes the lives of these central characters through the emotional personal story of his son Jesse, as the film unpacks the shameful and ongoing track record of intelligence testing in the U.S.

INTELLIGENT LIVES challenges what it means to be intelligent, and points to a future in which people of all abilities can fully participate in higher education, meaningful employment, and intimate relationships. Visit www.intelligentlives.org to learn more.

The screening will take place at 7:00 pm on April 10, 2019, in UNH’s Memorial Union Building’s Theater 2. This community event is open free to the public and UNH community.

The Janet Krumm Disability & Media Lecture Series is an annual public lecture series, in partnership with the NH Challenge, which recognizes the power of information and the contributions of individuals who have used the media, written and visual, to create an understanding of the experience of disability, as well as the community's collective responsibility to embrace diversity.

The Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire was established in 1987 to provide a coherent university-based focus for the improvement of knowledge, policies, and practices related to the lives of persons with disabilities and their families. Its mission is to promote full access, equal opportunities, and participation for all persons by strengthening communities and advancing policy and systems change, promising practices, education, and research. For more information, visit www.iod.unh.edu.